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Archived Chats and Presentations
Museum Chat transcripts from 2010-2017 are available upon request. Please see the topics below and contact Anjuli Grantham, Curator of Statewide Services, with the chat number that you would like to receive.
portable temporary display walls; 1964 Earthquake Commemorations; "Model" vs. "Miniature" for museum cataloging
working with a museum board; exhibit mount making
Curator Bethany Buckingham of the Dorothy G. Page Museum in Palmer
assisting with packing objects in the Alaska State Museum
collecting visitor data; doing exhibits without an in-house design team; inexpensive monitors to show videos in the gallery
possible sources of funding for artworks in city beautification projects; donations or bequests that come all at once or over time; insurance on collections; Past Perfect and a less than perfect numbering system; granite sculpture in need of a conservator
found in collections
grease on a basket
label rail for exhibits
Curator Samantha Richerts from the Klondike Gold Rush National Park in Skagway
Alaska Collections Emergency Response Teams forming in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau to help out when our collections are impacted by some disaster
exhibit workshop at the Museums Alaska Conference in September
Migratory Bird Treaty Act and museums (concerning marine mammal parts)
SLAM ground breaking ceremony; IMLS grant that wil bring people down to help with the move
Session ideas for the Museums Alaska conference in Haines next September 25-28; Seminar for Historical Administration; Art rack storage
Humidity control in small museums in Alaska, Storing exhibit cases and Plexiglas in an unheated environment, The migratory bird act and what to do with feathers and specimens, Complications of de-accessioning a seal pelt, Sessions we would like to see at the Museums Alaska meeting in Haines
Coordinating Museum exhibits in 2014 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Good Friday Earthquake of 1964, Live broadcasting of museum events, Alaskan Museums on Second Life, Museum Kiosks, who uses them in Alaska , how are they working, How to charge when a museum does outside work for other entities
Copyright issues involving photographs and fair use, Stuffing skin drums with cotton to keep them from splitting, Snapshot day for Alaska Museum day in May, Who is using Facebook for their museum, The Alaska Native Libraries, Archives, and Museums Boot Camp last week in Anchorage
Cold and Snow in Alaska, Scanning and storing slides, Keeping the RH up in Winter, & Cold and low RH affecting Paintings
Native art, Native artists and non-Native artists creating art in the Native tradition
Storms in Western Alaska, fire suppression systems, museum store issues, obtaining ownership rights for artifacts found in collections
Museum educational loan kits, Alaska Native Libraries Archives and Museums Summit (April 27-30 2011), The Museums Alaska Annual Meeting in Valdez (Sept. 21-25 2011), Archives Training Opportunities, Alaska Museum Day (May 14) Film Project Deadline (March 1), Museum Projects Around the State